Today I finished my second week of Power 90, and it felt really good. I’m really proud of myself right now, not only for finishing two weeks, but also for not overdoing it and getting sick. I haven’t been sick yet. I can tell that I’m getting stronger because the exercises aren’t quite as hard for me to do, either. I was able to get through more of the sweat video without pausing as often, and I added the third round of the strength circuit in the middle of this week. So all in all, it is going extremely well.

I found a 5K in October that I am going to try to run. It means that I will start training in June, and that means that I will have plenty of time to get myself in shape to be able to handle the training. Especially since things are going so well with my workouts right now, I should be in great shape to train in June. And the training will be on top of whatever program I am doing in June, so that will be a great addition to my workout routine.

So as far as my plans go as far as my regular workout, I am planning on doing 1-2 for as long as it takes until I can do all of the exercises at full intensity and feel like I’m not getting any more benefits. It may happen sooner than I think, but that is the plan. After that happens, I will move on to 3-4. When I start doing 3-4, I will order 5-6 so that I have it for when I can do 3-4 at full intensity and feel like I’m not getting anything out of it. When I move on to 5-6 I’m going to order P90X so I can start on it when I get to the full intensity point with 5-6. And I am going to keep progressing through that system the same way.

On top of all of this, my boyfriend and I just ordered a Total Gym, so I will have that to supplement my workouts as well. I’m actually pretty glad that we got it because it has a way to do pullups. I was trying to figure out how I was going to do pullups when I make it to the P90X because a door attachment won’t work in this house. That will help me out a lot.

So those are my plans, and my path to achieve them. I have a lot that I want to accomplish, but I have a clear path. I also have plenty of motivation. I kind of blew my diet on Saturday, and stayed up really late, so I didn’t want to get up on Sunday and do my workout, but I did, and I was so glad that I did. I knew that if I didn’t, it would throw me off and I would quit. I felt so much better after I did my workout, and I was proud of myself for getting up and doing it. After all, being part of a team, Team Never Fail Again at that, should give me the motivation to do what I need to do!


Starting Over on the Right Foot

I started doing Power 90 again yesterday. I spent a lot of time online researching how many calories I should eat to lose weight, and how many calories I was usually consuming on this diet, among other things. I got a friend request from a different coach on the beach body website, and his profile prompted me to switch coaches. So far it has been a pretty good decision. This coach seems to be more active on the website and even has a thread on the forum. He has built everyone that he coaches into a team, and he has given them a name: Team “Never Fail Again”. It is very exciting and motivating and I have already gotten the advice to work out every day, even if I don’t work out at 100%. Good advice, and I will take it. Which means that I will work out tomorrow!

I have been staying within my recommended calorie range (as far as I know, I haven’t really checked today). I am excited and I really feel like if I weigh too often I will fail, so I think that I am going to take it easy and maybe weigh once every two weeks with Anitra. I REALLY don’t want to fail!

Trying to Re-group

I’ve been on weight watchers for a week and a half now, and I feel like I haven’t accomplished much. I haven’t weighed myself at all, but I haven’t been keeping track of my points very well either. After the first week I have kind of let things slide, not writing anything down and thinking “Oh, well, I can get away with eating this, it isn’t that many points…” But all of those points add up, and I’m worried that on Wednesday when I weigh in, it won’t be all that great. I also haven’t been exercising, something that I hope to correct starting this week. I know that in order to change my shape and get my body looking the way I want it to, I HAVE to work out. There really isn’t any other way to do it. I can diet all day long, but if I don’t exercise, I’m not going to end up with the body that I want. So this week is a re-grouping for me, a time to get myself back in gear and keep track of things better. I am also going to look into joining weight watchers online and see if I can afford it, and if it will help me as far as keeping track of things. I know that it will, but the question is whether or not I can afford to do it. It may be one of those things that I am just going to have to make a priority, because the status quo of this past week is not going to get anything accomplished. Something has to happen.

Progress, Maybe? And a New Motivation!

I did my strength training today. I have been so worn out all day after that. I think I may go to bed early tonight so that I have the energy to get up in the morning and work out again. I am doing so good with my workouts, I don’t want to mess it up in any way. And I am TIRED!!! My workouts haven’t really hit me as hard as this one has, but it was a great workout, too. I always love strength training.

My boyfriend is going to take some “before” pics for me. Sorry, they won’t be posted on here, but I will use them to help motivate me. I think I may get him to take pictures every month or two. Then I can really see the progress.